There are very few albums that manage to match the dynamic range of this one without having to rely on over-the-top instrumentation and expansive production, but My Sad Captains have seemingly pulled it off with ease... People always say that it’s the...
The Line Of Best Fit
‘Orienteers’, the opening song on ‘Fight Less Win More’, contains the unsettling lines, “I will reserve the right/To decompose in front of your eyes”. But peel away the lachrymose lyrics and you get a warm, dewy guitar part and a crumpet-soft...
4 Stars, The Fly
Equally lonesome and warming their second album grooves along on subtly motorik grooves and acoustic guitars; think of a more costal Sparklehorse ('Little Joanne') or a less sinister Mercury Rev ('Duck and Cover') and add a wooly jumper to get the idea.
4 Stars, Artrocker
‘Fight Less…’ is a joyous ride through the blessed strain of indie ploughed by US contemporaries like Grandaddy and Atlas Sound while still sounding like a product of home. Cherish this one.
8/10 Olly Parker, Loud And Quiet